We're going through each side and predicting their best 22 for the 2020 season.

Today, we've looked at the potential best 22's of Adelaide, Brisbane and Carlton.



B: Noah Answerth, Harris Andrews, Grant Birchall

HB: Alex Witherden, Darcy Gardiner, Daniel Rich

C: Hugh McCluggage, Lachie Neale, Mitch Robinson

HF: Dayne Zorko, Eric Hipwood, Cam Rayner

F: Lincoln McCarthy, Daniel McStay, Charlie Cameron

R: Stefan Martin, Jarryd Lyons, Jarrod Berry

I/C: Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Callum Ah Chee, Marcus Adams, Allen Christensen

Discussion: The Lions were the surprise packet of 2019, coming from 15th position in 2018 to finish 2nd (equal top on percentage) on the ladder and prove to the footballing world that the hype surrounding the team was real and this team would be the next big up and coming team.

The Lions' hard work throughout the season earned them their first finals berth in 10 years and a home final, but it didn't go as planned after they were knocked out in straight sets by Richmond and GWS.

But that didn't take away the fact that 2019 was a success that the team can build on. The loss of Luke Hodge as their experienced and spiritual leader will most certainly have an effect on the group, but the addition of his premiership-winning former teammate Grant Birchall from Hawthorn should be just as serviceable and provide more experience around the ground for what remains a young group.

With most of the core team returning along with the handy additions of Cam Ellis-Yolmen and Callum Ah Chee to add some more talent across the field, the Lions look primed to have a big 2020 and improve on their straight sets elimination in 2019.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 25: Eric Hipwood of the Lions celebrates during the 2019 AFL round 23 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Brisbane Lions at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 25, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)